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Cistus essential oil

January 22, 2021 0 Comments


Cistus ladaniferus

Botanical Properties

Origin and history

Probably originating in Asia Minor, the Ancient Egyptians used the ladaniferous cistus in the preparation of medicinal ointments or ointments. Sought after for its fragrance since Antiquity, labdanum has been used during ritual fumigations.

Organoleptic properties

Appearance: liquid, fluid

Color: yellow, orange

Odor: amber, woody, spicy

Distilled parts: Leafy twigs

Country of origin: Spain

Density: 0.897


Main biochemical constituents or chemotype: alpha-pinene (38.82%), ledene.

Allergenic molecules naturally present in this essential oil: Limonene, Linalool.

Certain natural compounds contained in this essential oil may present an allergy risk in some people. To measure your tolerance, always do an application test in the crease of the elbow before using in your mixes.


The essential oil of organic cistus is:
  • antiviral,
  • anti-infectious,
  • antibacterial,
  • healing,
  • regulator of the nervous system,
  • immunoprotective and an excellent antihemorrhagic.
  • antimycotic, antioedematous, antispasmodic and antiparasitic.


Powerful healing and anti-haemorrhagic, organic cistus ladanifère essential oil is applied to wounds, scars, cuts. It is a major hemostatic.

It is recommended in autoimmune (sclerosis) and viral (chickenpox, measles, whooping cough) diseases, but also in cases of insomnia.

Added to your day care, it will be a very good anti-wrinkle active ingredient, thanks to its draining properties.

Cistus is also very effective against psychological injuries and trauma.


Consult a physician before any therapeutic use or oral treatment.

Oral use: 2 drops of organic cistus essential oil, twice a day to be taken with a little honey, syrup or on a lozenge, helps in healing.

On the skin: Apply 2 drops of organic cistus essential oil locally on the indication to be treated, skin aging, wounds, etc.

In diffusion: In atmospheric diffusion, the cistus will have an action on the psyche, by its antidepressant and rebalancing function.

Possible synergies

Healing: Rosemary verbenone
Antiviral: Niaouli

Energetic values ​​and synergies

Associated with the Svadhisthana, Sahasrara and higher coronal chakras, its colors are orange and magenta.
Dysfunction of the Svadhisthama chakra can cause jealousy, anorexia and frigidity.
The essential oil of cistus ladanifère awakens the inner self, the warmth of the soul, it facilitates and develops spiritual and mediumistic practices.

In synergy: Ylang ylang, sandalwood, petit grain, bergamot.

"Svadhisthama chakra" oil: Mix 20 drops of organic cistus essential oil + 20 drops of organic ylang ylang essential oil in 40 ml of organic apricot kernel vegetable oil, deeply massage the belly starting from the belly button.


Flammable. Oral use on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 and pregnant or breastfeeding women.


The information given on essential oils through this website is provided for informational purposes. They can in no way replace the advice given by a doctor. For any therapeutic use or if you want more information on essential oils, consult a professional.

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